List of most ancient cities in the World

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This list features ancient cities with their exact locations on the map. Each ancient city in this list is provided with its exact coordinates, an image and a short description of its history. On our pages you'll find the most famous places in the World, with exact maps and coordinates.

  • Acropolis of Athens
    Acropolis of Athens is located in the ancient part of Athens, Greece.
  • Afrin
    The city of Afrin is located in north-west Syria.
  • Aleppo
    Aleppo AKA Khaleb is located in the northwestern part of Syria.
  • Alhambra
    The Alhambra complex is located in the city of Granada, southern Spain.
  • Babylon
    The remains of the ancient city of Babylon are located near the city of Hillah in Iraq, about 40 miles south to Baghdad.
  • Bethlehem
    Bethlehem is located in Palestine/Israel, 5 miles south to Jerusalem.
  • Brussels
    Brussels is located in Western Europe.
  • Cahokia
    The historic site of Cahokia Mounds is located in southern Illinois just near St.
  • Chichen Itza
    Chichen Itza ancient city is located in the state of Yucat√°n, eastern Mexico.
  • Ephesus
    The ancient city of Ephesus is located near modern Selcuk, Turkey.
  • Fallujah
    The city of Al-Fallujah is located in central Iraq, only 35 miles west to Baghdad.
  • Jericho
    The city of Jericho is located in the Middle East, in the Palestinian territories, some 16 miles east to Jerusalem.
  • Kirkuk
    The city of Kirkuk is located in the northern part of Iraq, known as the Iraqi Kurdistan.
  • Kotor
    Kotor is an ancient city located in the southern part of Montenegro, on the coasts of Kotor Bay.
  • Lascaux Cave
    Lascaux (pronounced like less co) is a famous complex of caves, located near the town of Montignac in Dordogne, France.
  • Machu Picchu
    Machu Picchu is located in Peru, in a faraway mountain region.
  • Mecca
    Mecca is located in Saudi Arabia, in a dry and extremely hot desert.
  • Mosul
    Mosul is located in northern Iraq.
  • Newgrange
    The prehistoric Newgrange monument is located in eastern Ireland, in County Meath.
  • Palmyra
    Palmyra AKA Tadmor, is located in the center of modern Syria, north-east to Damascus.
  • Petra
    The ancient city of Petra is located in Jordan, in its southern province of Ma'an, not far away from the Israeli border.
  • Raqqa
    The city of Raqqa (or Ar-Raqqah) is located in North Syria.
  • Rethimno
    Rethimno is located in the northern part of Crete - a Greek island in the Mediterranean sea.
  • Teheran
    Teheran is located in the northern part of Iran, on a beautiful mountain slope.
  • The Colosseum
    The Colosseum (sometimes also called Coliseum) is located in Rome, Italy, in the historical center of the city.
  • The Kremlin
    The Kremlin is located between the Red Square and the Moskva river, at the very center of Moscow, Russian Federation.
  • The Wailing Wall
    The Wailing Wall (The Western Wall or ha-Kotel) is located in the Old City of Jerusalem.
  • Vatican City
    The Vatican City is located within Rome, the capital city of Italy.
  • Wuhan
    The city of Wuhan is located in central China, some 700 kilometres west to Shanghai.